Your roof is one of the most important investments you can make in your home or commercial building. It is essential to protecting the rest of the building from rain, snow, and other inclement weather. A leaking roof can end up costing you a lot of money from ruined interior walls, ceilings, and flooring. This makes protecting your roof a wonderful investment, and epoxy is a great choice for coating and protecting your concrete roof. It is durable, long-lasting, and waterproof. Many epoxies for concrete roofs also reflect UV rays, saving you on cooling costs.
Here is how you can coat your concrete roof with epoxy.
Since epoxy begins curing as soon as it is mixed, it is important you be ready to get the job done. This means having all the necessary materials on hand before you begin. These are the materials you need to gather:
- Drill mixing paddle
- Paint sprayer (optional)
- Power washer
- Safety glasses
- Wire brush
- Begin by prepping the roof. Use the wire brush to get into any cracks or crevices and loosen debris. Use the pressure washer to get all the dirt and debris off. Wait for the roof to completely dry before moving on to the next step.
- Prepare epoxy by mixing it per the manufacturer’s instructions. Use the drill and drill paddle to mix it, but do so on a slow speed, so as to not introduce air to the mixture.
- There are a couple of options for applying epoxy. You can use a paint sprayer, roll it on, or pour it on and use a squeegee to spread it out, Whichever method you choose, make sure you get a layer on in the proper thickness, so that it will fully protect your roof.
- Be sure to pick a time to apply the epoxy when it will not be raining for the next several days. If it rains while the epoxy is curing, it may ruin your coating.
- Do not work in temperatures under 40 degrees Fahrenheit, because epoxy will not cure properly if it is too cold.